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Botafumiero May 2020?

travelerww

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(2020)
We will be doing the Camino starting from Sarria the last week of May. Is it likely that they will swing the botafumiero during the daily Pilgrims' Mass at that time?
 

SabineP

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Due to restoration works the Botafumeiro will not be operated. I am pretty sure the works will not be finished by May 2020. They will be working hard to get everything done by 2021, the next Holy Year.
 

lt56ny

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CF(2012) Le Puy/CF (2015) Portugues (2017) Norte (2018) CF (2019) VDLP?
Just walked the Frances and arrived in Santiago in December. It would take a Hanukkah Miracle for the Cathedral to be ready anytime this year.
 

henrythedog

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Frances 2017, 2018, 2019, Ingles 2018, (Madrid 2019 partial - retired hurt!) (more planned)
We will be doing the Camino starting from Sarria the last week of May. Is it likely that they will swing the botafumiero during the daily Pilgrims' Mass at that time?
No. At that time because the interminable obras will still be ongoing.

At other times, scheduled or not, the bota will be swung for a suitable payment in advance. In early 2009 €500 from a Russian tour group had it swinging.
 

MarianK

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Muxia/Finisterra Reverse 2021
I've heard restoration will not be completed until at least Nov. 2020, so Cathedral will not be open for Mass, so no Botafumeiro.
 

Pelegrin

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Primitivo June 2013
SJPP - Logroño June 2014
Ingles July2016
No. At that time because the interminable obras will still be ongoing.

At other times, scheduled or not, the bota will be swung for a suitable payment in advance. In early 2009 €500 from a Russian tour group had it swinging.
The phrase " the bota will be swung for a suitable payment in advance" sounds really bad.
 
Camino(s) past & future
September - October 2016 Saint-Jean-Pied-de-Port - Leon
September - October 2017 Leon to Santiago
Apologies if this has been shared elsewhere (I hadn't seen it before). Not sure of the current use and sighting of the botefumeiro as the Cathedral undergoes work. I found the witnessing of this one of the most emotional parts of my Camino. I hope it brings back memories, give a little bit of context, and provides some background to the beauty of the spectable.
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=27-6_Svi0fk

Thanks
 

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